Winners Announced October 5, 2017


Project Background

On September 13, 2017, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launched a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to:

  • Harness the power of images to tell a story that raises awareness and inspires action to Securing Water for Food’s about enterprises and organizations with innovations that will enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution.
  • Celebrate men and women who work in agriculture and document how they are impacting water/food security through new technologies and business models.

For SWFF Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest, photographers submitted images that focused on one or more of these themes: agriculture, water, water-agriculture-related technology, and men and women working in agriculture.

Sponsor & Contest Administrator

Securing Water for Food Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is sponsored and run by the Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility. For photo contest-related questions:

Consistent with USAID regulations, USAID reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the photographs and work submitted under this photo contest for Federal purposes, or to authorize others to do so. All photos submitted to the contest will become sole property of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and contest collaborating partners and may be used and distributed at its discretion.

Entry Period & Important Dates

Contest Duration: September 13, 2017 – September 27, 2017
Contest Voting: September 13, 2017 – September 27, 2017
Contest Promotion: August 29, 2017 – September 27, 2017
Judging: September 27, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Winners Announced: October 5, 2017

Prizes & Contest Details

First Place Single Photo – $500
Second Place Single Photo – $250
Third Place Single Photo – $150